For some bands, the third album is a make-or-break endeavor, the moment when you justify your continued existence on this earth or accept your inevitable place on the slag-heap of burnouts, blow-ups, and also-rans.
I caught up with Jones backstage before her sold-out show last month at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester, and spoke to her about her evolution and her anticipation of joining other "divas" on stage for a VH1 special.
You could say that Huffington Post has been solidly behind Peter Wolf's latest solo album Midnight Souvenirs. And why not? It's easily one of the most entertaining, wildly raucous and just plain exciting albums of 2010.